We have come across over the years that log home foundations have failed for a number of reasons. Drainage around the foundation has undermined and caused the log structure to sink and eventually crack or break. We’ve seen some log structures that have been built directly on the ground or on stacked rocks. These are most of the time much older log structures. The biggest problem is that this is not stable for the bearing load of the log walls and will create uneven floors and rot. What needs to and should be done is the log structure should be raised and a footing/stem wall be poured. This is a slow process since you have to keep in mind that windows, doors, utility’s and attic truss’s can possibly be damaged if not careful. Within the crawl space concrete pads should be poured, screw jacks placed on the pads and horizontal beams placed against the floor joists. This will add strength to the floor system. French drains should also be placed around the perimeter to deviate water and keep the crawl space dry.
"I was devastated when I found our log home balconies had significant amounts of rot. I thought for sure, I would have to lose our balconies and come up with another plan. I contacted Bill and right away I had a good feeling that he would be the right person to help us restore our home. From the start, he worked with me on a plan and left with me with the confidence that our balconies would be renovated and no short cuts taken. He communicated with me daily on the progress and this assured me that it was getting done just as planned. He and his team are skilled craftsman with the highest integrity to get the job done right. I received lower bids for this project, but I went with my instincts and glad I went with Bill and West Coast Restorations. Bill provided me with a quote and there were no surprises. Bill also provided me with some other helpful hints to further help me with my log home care. Thank you again Bill!" - Linc Hawthorne
"Bill is an extraordinary man in many ways. He is fastidious, conscientious, meticulous, and exacting in his craft. The work he does is so labor intensive, exhausting, messy, and dangerous that one might not expect to see attention paid to the final refined details but that is not so. The final result is simply perfection. He is honest and trustworthy, reliable, professional, and a joy to do business with. He is a lovely human being with an old fashioned work ethic followed up with terrific customer service and a great sense of humor." -Michele Hayward
"We hired Bill for the job and he worked diligently and professionally on the project until completion. He finished the project within budget and did an incredible job restoring the natural beauty of our log home!! He was professional in every sense of the word and I highly recommend his services. Thanks for transforming our “ugly” house into a show-piece home!!"-Major Pete and Nicole Bird
"The experience of working with you was excellent, start to finish... you gave us clear options, helpful explanations, and a realistic timeline.We had to wait for good weather and your prior commitments to conclude, but you kept us informed about windows of opportunity and showed up precisely when scheduled. The stripping process had a few unexpected wrinkles which you efficiently solved. The finished stain looks lovely, better than the original. Your attention to detail and eagerness to make sure we were fully satisfied was admirable. You also left us with some valuable ideas about general maintenance. Thank you for your fine work, frankness, and interesting conversations."-Henry & Laurie Stein